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Study Guide:  Test One

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Be able to give a brief description of technology in each of the five phases outlined in the Introduction to Experiencing Music Technology.  (1) 1600s - Mid-1800s, (2) Mid-1800s - Early 1900s, (3) Early 1900s - Mid-1900s, (4) Mid-1900s - 1970s, (5) 1970s - present.

Terms to be defined:
Amplitude
Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
Analog Recording
Attack
DAT Recorder
Decay
Decibel (dB)
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
Digital Recording
Direct Box
Envelope (ADSR)
Frequency
Hertz (Hz)
Impedance
Intensity
Phantom Power
Sample

Be able to provide decibel levels (in numbers) for commonly-measured sonic events, e.g., threshold of hearing, normal conversation, very loud amplified music, threshold of pain (Pellman text).

Be able to match various plug types (drawings) with the correct name for each:  DIN/MIDI plug, 1/8" mini phone plug, 1/4" stereo phone plug, 1/4" mono phone plug, RCA plug, cannon plug (XLR) (Pellman pp. 26, 133).

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